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21. March 2019 : New soloist and conductor on March 21st concert

We regret to announce that both conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter are indisposed and had to cancel their performance with the Iceland Symphony on March 21st. We are grateful that mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant and Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Assistant Conductor at the Iceland Symphony, could take their place with such a short notice. The concert program is unchanged.

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21. February 2019 : Live Stream from Harpa Concert Hall

Iceland Symphony Orchestra is live from Harpa Concert Hall with conductor Daníel Bjarnason performing Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The programme also features Daníel Bjarnason's Bow to String with soloist Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir and Arvo Pärt's Fratres.

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12. January 2019 : Vacant position for Principal Bassoon

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for principal bassoon with the orchestra. Application deadline is February 3rd 2019 and auditions will be held on April 1st 2019 in Harpa Concert Hall. Click here for further information.

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2. January 2019 : Dark Music Days

Each year, the Iceland Symphony takes part in the Dark Music Days, a festival of contemporary Icelandic music. The orchestra's concert on January 31st features three first performances, as well as other outstanding recent works, one of which is Metacosmos by Composer-in-Residence Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Before the concert, the orchestra invites guests to a conversation with Anna where she talks about her new work (in Icelandic). On February 1st the orchestra will also premiere two works at the Yrkja concert.

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3. December 2018 : Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir appointed Managing Director for the National Arts Center Orchestra in Canada

Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir, Iceland Symphony's Managing Director, has been appointed as Managing Director at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada. She will take up her new post in the spring of 2019. Arna Kristín has been the Managing Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra since the year 2013 and was Concert Director at the orchestra from the year 2007. She will continue her post as Managing Director at the Iceland Symphony until next spring.

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1. December 2018 : Celebrating 100 years of Icelandic sovereignty

Iceland Symphony Orchestra takes part in a varied program of new and old music and art performances at Harpa Concert Hall on December 1st at 20:00 GMT celebrating 100 years of Icelandic independence and sovereignty. In the presence of the President of Iceland and the Queen of Denmark. The programme will be broadcast live on RÚV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

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16. November 2018 : Two vacant principal positions

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for two principal positions with the orchestra. Application deadline for both positions is December 9th, 2018. 

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8. October 2018 : Live Stream from Harpa Concert Hall

Iceland Symphony Orchestra is live from Harpa Concert Hall with violinist Sayaka Shoji performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. The programme also features Bernstein's overture to the operetta Candide and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 10, which is one of the composer's best-loved pieces. Conducting the programme is Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

The live stream has ended. Next live stream at the Iceland Symphony will be October 25th with Ashkenazy and Nobu.

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26. September 2018 : Iceland Symphony Tours Japan

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra will embark on a concert tour of Japan in November with the pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Iceland Symphony's Conductor Laureate. The programme features works by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Sibelius.

Follow the Iceland Symphony on tour with the hashtag #IcelandSymphonyInJapan.

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10. June 2018 : New season 2018/19

Next season, a host of outstanding artists will visit Iceland and perform with the Iceland Symphony at Harpa Concert Hall. 

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